“Whatever they can do, we can do!” That was the attitude of our little ones when they staged their own Rhino Charge event on Thursday 23rd May. Over muddy puddles, bumps and ramps, the children from Creche, FS1 and FS2 showed great determination and skill to ride their bikes and scooters around the set obstacle track.
Just as in the real Rhino Charge event, the children raised money in advance, and made a generous contribution toward the Rhino Ark conservation charity.
Thanks to the parents for their help, support and encouragement during the event.
Our Annual Early Years Sports Day on Thursday 16th May featured a range of exciting races for both children and parents.
The children were superbly behaved, showed great sportsmanship but also demonstrated a determination to win. Parents were so proud of their little athletes and everyone was quite hoarse by the end of the event due to so much cheering!
The children’s events included; running with teddys; jumping over hurdles; balancing balls; and, sack races. Parents were VERY active during the event, taking part in relays, sack races and even a piggy back race!
The event finale was an obstacle race where the children were challenged to climb, jump, forward roll, target throw and run to the finishing point!
The event was absolutely fantastic and left everyone pumped with joy and excitement.
We were very proud to host the annual (KAISSO) Braeburn Nanyuki Inter- School Cross Country event again this year. The event was held for its second year at Tumbili Estate in Jua Kali on Saturday 11th May.
A total of five schools competed in the races which were organised by age - Under 9, Under 11 and Under 13. We were delighted to welcome Gems Cambridge, Braeside School, Braeburn Imani and Braeburn Gitanga.
The youngest competitors set off first, at 9.30am, and certainly gave it their all! They ran 2km, the Under 11s ran 2.5km and the Under 13s completed 3.2km. The energy that the children of all ages managed to muster for sprint finishes was jaw-dropping. Everyone ran with pride and determination.
We were delighted to win medals in all categories:
Saida (Y4) U9 girls - silver
Flynn (Y5) U11 boys – gold
Corey (Y6) U11 boys – silver
Anika (Y6) U11 girls – gold
Gems, who were participating for the first time, took home the winning trophy, Braeburn Nanyuki came in second and Braeburn Gitanga were third. We are always proud of our children but, being hosts alongside doing so well, was a very special moment for all of us.
The weather was great and supporters came in numbers to cheer on the competitors. We would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement and especially to those parents who marshalled during the event. Our thanks are particularly extended to Charlie Dyer for his sponsorship and beautiful handcrafted trophy, and JP Dekker for the use of the land and all his help in advance and on the day.
We are already looking forward to next year!
On Friday 10th May we finally held our postponed Safari themed disco that we were forced to cancel in February.
Before the sun set, kids went on their own safari, discovering animals that were hidden around the quad. Each animal was in charge of a letter which, when put altogether, spelled ‘kufurahia mwenyewe’ - enjoy yourself! The participants all won themselves a small prize for their great Safari skills!
When the sun did go down, the lights went on, the music was cranked up and the disco started! Between the munching of chips and sausages, there was lots of dancing fun. Thanks to everyone for coming and for all the staff who helped our!
On Saturday 4th May a group of selected swimmers from our team took part in the annual Inter-Braeburn Swimming Gala. This year the event took place at Braeside School in Nairobi. After a night’s sleep at BGE, the team were up early and in Braeside’s pool by 7.30am completing their warm-up laps. The event kicked off on time and started with the Individual and Team Medley events.
Children competed throughout the morning in age their group categories, largely swimming their strongest strokes. It was incredible to see how much confidence and stamina they have developed across this year. It was such a pleasure to see some of our parents there, supporting in person and we thank those who travelled so far for their time and encouragement!
We were strong competitors in every event and are proud of every member of the team. The children conducted themselves impeccably and approached the event with determination and strong self-belief.
We were exceptionally delighted to bring home a total of 5 medals!! Nora in Y2 won a Bronze in breaststroke; Billy in Y4 a was awarded Silver in Backstroke; Thomas in Y4 won Bronze in butterfly and Maynuel in Y6 brought home a Silver for freestyle and a Gold for the Individual Medley.